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Craigslist Ad Seeks Digital Artist to Make it Look Like Abusive Boyfriend is Cheating

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This is, bar none, the strangest Craigslist ad we have ever seen. In the past, the few ads we’ve shared typically involve people trying to hire photographers to work for free, but this is completely different.

Posted by a concerned family, they would like to hire a professional digital artist who can make it look like one of their relatives’ boyfriends is cheating. In other words, they would like you to insert this guy’s face into several pictures with another girl and make it look 100% believable. Read more…

Before & After Photos Examine the Ethics of Photoshop in Portraiture

In the above video, Karl Taylor walks you through a four-step process that shows the before-and-after results of three variables when it comes to portraiture: studio lighting, make-up, and Photoshop. Read more…

external The One Aperture Feature that I Can’t Live Without (and Alternatives) —ZDNet

I stuck with Aperture for so long for one feature: Photo Stream (now called iCloud Photo Sharing). It works like this: I snap a photo on my iPhone (or iPad) and it’s immediately synced to the cloud and available in Aperture or iPhoto.

It sounds simple, but it’s the reason that I didn’t migrate to Adobe Lightroom years ago.

 
Jul 01, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 1 Comment »

The ‘Doco’ Extension Gives Photoshop the Documents Panel It’s Always Needed

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When you’re working with multiple photos in Photoshop, one of the biggest pains turns out to be management. Despite being around for over 20 years, Photoshop’s approach to dealing with multiple documents still feels rather archaic or, to put it technically, a pain in the butt.

This left a gap in the photo-editing program that needed filling — a gap that an extension called Doco (pronounced dock-oh) is trying to take care of. Read more…

Breaking: Apple Officially Kills Off Aperture

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The day has come. We all felt it in our bones, but today it has been confirmed by the guys in Cupertino: Apple has stopped development of Aperture, its professional-level photo organization and editing software. Read more…

Tutorial: A Simple Way to Add a Watermark to Your Images Without Ruining Them

Watermarks are a controversial topic. Many believe they ruin your images, and are so easily removed that there’s no point in adding one. Others see it as a necessary hurdle they would like to place in a potential photo stealer’s way.

If you happen to fall in the latter camp, Phlearn’s Aaron Nace would like to show you a simple way to create a custom brush that will take care of your watermarking needs for good, and offer a few tips on how to apply that watermark so that it doesn’t outright ruin your images. Read more…

Thorough Tutorial Teaches You How to Fix Common Hair and Skin Issues in Portraits

Michael Woloszynowicz of Vibrant Shot is back with another share-worthy and thorough tutorial, and this time he’s showing you how to fix some of the hair and skin issues that tend to crop up in portraiture. Read more…

Tutorial: How to Quickly Fix Skin Redness Using the HSL Sliders in Photoshop

One problem almost all portrait photographers are going to run into at one point or another is skin redness. We’re human, there’s blood flowing through our faces, it’s inevitable and even natural.

At times, however, it shows up just a bit too much around the nose, eyes, and cheeks. That’s when you hop on Photoshop and pull up the tutorial above. Read more…

external Darkroom Over Digital: Film Photography Still Popular At Some Local Schools —BetaBoston

[...]Bouchal says, “I have students who switched over to digital who feel that working with film and the darkroom taught them the discipline, the patience, the desire to capture the best image of the subject matter.”

 
Jun 19, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

5 Photoshop CC ‘Hidden Gems’ You Didn’t Hear About in Yesterday’s Announcement

Adobe’s major Creative Cloud update yesterday gave photographers several updated features, new features and even an all-new mobile app to play around with. But with all of those major announcements to make, some interesting and useful Photoshop CC updates and enhancements fell through the press release cracks.

In the video above, Adobe’s Principle Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost reveals 5 of these so-called ‘hidden gems’ that didn’t get much air-time during yesterday’s CC frenzy, but still bear mentioning for all the photo types out there.